Step 1b : Design Principles

This step has been started

During the Design Principles step, the sponsor develops the principles which will underpin their proposed options for the change. The design principles encompass the safety, environmental and operational criteria and strategic policy objectives that the change sponsor aims for in developing the airspace change proposal. They are developed through engagement with stakeholders and form a qualitative structure against which design options can be evaluated. Early engagement with stakeholders, optionally facilitated by a third party, may help to avoid disagreement later in the process.

Purpose of this change

Edinburgh Airport is growing fast. We propose to introduce a number of RNAV1 Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs), RNAV1 Arrival Transitions and RNAV5 STARs in order to meet technical requirements and improve airspace efficiency and capacity. Our target runway capacity is 50 movements per hour. These new routes will take advantage of improved navigational capability, which will allow better planning and increase the capacity of the airspace and the runway, particularly in peak times. This may also minimise the environmental impacts of flights in terms of the total number of people overflown, as well as when and how often they are overflown – while also cutting average CO2 emissions. We believe an improved airspace with the right flight paths and technology for Edinburgh Airport will ensure our airport can meet existing and future demand by increasing the capacity of its runways and allow flights to depart with fewer delays and environmental impacts.

Potentially Affected Area

This is the area which may be affected by this airspace change depending on its development. This area may change as the proposal is developed.

Documents for this proposal (22 documents)

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 - Appendix T

Define Gateway - Other

Date added: 27 March 2020 14:40

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 - Appendix S

Define Gateway - Other

Date added: 27 March 2020 14:39

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 - Appendices D-R

Define Gateway - Other

Date added: 27 March 2020 14:38

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 - Appendix C

Define Gateway - Other

Date added: 27 March 2020 14:34

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 - Appendix B

Define Gateway - Other

Date added: 27 March 2020 14:32

Edinburgh Airport ACP Stage 1 - Appendix A

Define Gateway - Additional meeting minutes

Date added: 27 March 2020 14:31

Edinburgh Airport ACP Stage 1 submission V2

Define Gateway - Other

Date added: 27 March 2020 14:30

Timeline Change Request Form

Define Gateway - Other

Date added: 18 February 2020 08:34

Define Gateway Outcome

Define Gateway - Define Gateway outcome

Date added: 03 February 2020 11:07

Indicative Timeline Update Request Form

Step 1b - Design Principles

Date added: 07 June 2021 11:39

Sponsor Evidence & Justification for Restart of a Paused ACP

Step 1b - Other

Date added: 19 May 2021 15:01

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 Gateway Appendix C

Step 1b - Other

Date added: 03 January 2020 15:40

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 Gateway Appendix D - R

Step 1b - Other

Date added: 03 January 2020 15:10

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 Gateway Appendix B

Step 1b - Other

Date added: 03 January 2020 15:09

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 Gateway Appendix A

Step 1b - Other

Date added: 03 January 2020 15:08

Edinburgh Airport Stage 1 Gateway submission

Step 1b - Other

Date added: 03 January 2020 15:07

Timeline update

Step 1b - Other

Date added: 13 September 2019 11:52

Edinburgh Airport Statement of Need v2

Step 1a - Additional meeting minutes

Date added: 01 July 2019 16:45

Edinburgh Airport Assessment Meeting presentation

Step 1a - Additional meeting minutes

Date added: 01 July 2019 16:44

Edinburgh Airport Assessment Meeting minutes

Step 1a - Additional meeting minutes

Date added: 01 July 2019 16:42

Edinburgh Airport Assessment Meeting Agenda

Step 1a - Assessment Meeting Agenda

Date added: 10 June 2019 17:05

EDI Statement of Need

Step 1a - Statement of Need

Date added: 18 April 2019 10:08

Close

CAA response to Step 1b

19/05/2021: The CAA is satisfied with the Change Sponsor's assessment of the contextual consideration and agrees the proposal can resume. An indicative timeline for the Define Gateway only, which once agreed with the CAA, will be published. However, until iteration two of the airspace change Masterplan, including the associated programme plan has been assessed and accepted by the CAA and Department for Transport, as co-sponsors of airspace modernisation, the remainder of the indicative timeline cannot be agreed by the CAA for this airspace change proposal. It is anticipated that the Develop & Assess Gateway for this ACP will not be before Q1 2022.

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